Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 28 March to 3 April 2022

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In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles:

The New South Wales Laws Which Regulate and Criminalise Protests

Successive governments have systematically passed laws making it increasingly difficult for citizens to protest without being criminally prosecuted.

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Reports of NSW Government’s Mismanagement of Grants Continue

Further investigations are taking place into taxpayer funds being misallocated or not allocated at all where needed, while executives rake in millions.

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Despite the Backlash, Blockade Australia Successfully Disrupts Port Botany as Planned

The activist group continued its campaign despite criticism by the mainstream media and politicians, arrests and imprisonment.

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NSW Government Is Imprisoning Its Opponents: Shoebridge on New Anti-Protest Laws

The NSW Coalition’s “attack on the right to protest” represents “extreme overreach” against a “fundamental liberty”.

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Criminal Offences Relating to Filicide in New South Wales

A child is killed by his or her parent in Australia almost every fortnight.

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“Racism Does Kill People”: Greens Senator Mehreen Faruqi on an Anti-Racist Australia

[W]e’ve seen a rise in far-right extremism, with racism growing and actually becoming normalised.”

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“Redrawing the Lines of Power”: Peace Activist Jacob Grech on Mounting Global Tensions

“[T]he war in Ukraine… and the rhetoric on China, is … [about] redrawing political allegiances, which actually means corporate allegiances.”

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Former Residents in Immigration Detention Treated to State-Sanctioned Violence

Immigration guards are routinely assaulting and dehumanising detainees.

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Former NRL Player Found Not Guilty of Aggravated Sexual Assault

Charges were brought despite the complainant’s lack of recollection and footage showing she initiated physical contact over 60 times.

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‘The Slap’ – Would Criminal Charges Have Been Filed if it Happened in Australia?

Chris Rock declined to ‘press charges’, but in Australia the decision would have been entirely in the hands of police.

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Islamophobia Continues to Rise, Report Finds, Even After Christchurch

The latest report on Islamophobia in Australia shows that Anti-Muslim hate-crime remains prevalent, well after the Christchurch massacre.

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NSW Government Effectively Bans Climate Protests, Under Threat of Imprisonment

New laws prescribe a maximum penalty of two years imprisonment for nonviolent protests.

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